Verification of a Weeding Robot “AIGAMO-ROBOT” for Paddy Fields
Teruaki Mitsui*, Takahiro Kobayashi**, Toshiki Kagiya***,
Akio Inaba*, and Shinya Ooba****
*Gifu Prefectural Research Institute for Information Technology, 1-21, TECHNO PLAZA, Kakamigahara, Gifu 509-0109, Japan
**Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences (IAMAS), 3-95 Ryoke-cho, Ogaki-city, Gifu 503-0014, Japan
***Gifu Prefectural Research Institute for Agricultural Technology in Hilly and Mountainous Areas, 2-6-56 Koreshige, Hida, Gifu 509-4244, Japan
****Faculty of Applied Biological Science, Gifu university, 1-1 Yanagido, Gifu 500-1193, Japan
Increased public interest in food safety and clean agriculture (e.g., ecological agriculture, organic culture and agrochemical-free cultivation) is driving a production system change from dependence on and use of agrochemicals toward their elimination. However, this raises a huge time- and labor-consuming problem with weeds. The weeding robot “AIGAMO-ROBOT” we propose decreases weeds in paddy fields without resorting to herbicides.
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